May 27, 2018


Sunday Worship Gathering 9:30 Sunday Fellowship 10:45am

Order of Service

Call to Worship Pastor Mike Kurrle

Praise Songs Indescribable


Before the Throne of God Above


Message Playground or Battleground?

Matthew 28:18-20

Parting Song #151 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God



Today (May 27)

Worship Service – 9:30am

Fellowship Time – 10:45am

FRED Sr at Union Gospel – 7:00pm

This Week (May 28-June 2)

Meals on Wheels – May 29—June 1

TV Service – May 30, 6:00pm
(Local cable channel 12)

Summer Prayer – May 30, 7:30pm

Men’s Breakfast – June 2, 8:00am

Next Week (June 3-9)

Worship Service – June 3, 9:30am

Fellowship Time – June 3, 10:45am

All-Church Potluck – June 3, Noon

Meals on Wheels – June 4-8

TV Service – June 6, 6:00pm
(Local cable channel 12)

Summer Prayer – June 6, 7:30pm

Nursery Schedule

May 27 – Sandi Stump & Louise

June 3 – Amy Stump & Selah

FaithKidz Schedule

May 27 – Amy Stump & Selah

June 3 – NO FaithKidz

Happy Birthday

Pete McCarthy – May 27

Aria Nebelsick – May 28

David Nebelsick – May 28

Levi Nebelsick – May 28

Dennis Zufelt – May 29

Hillary Osterday – June 2

Denny Schroer – June 2

Happy Anniversary

Matt & Molly Oedekoven – May 28

Darin & Laurel Schriever – May 30

Jeff & Lori Poppinga – June 1


FaithKidz Schedule: This morning is our final FaithKidz for the summer. FaithKidz will resume on Sunday, September 9.

FRED Sr at UGM: This evening, the FRED Sr group will be serving at Union Gospel Mission. The group will meet at the church at 7:00 p.m. to car pool into Sioux Falls.

Summer Prayer Meetings: This Wednesday, May 30, we will have our first summer prayer meeting, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to come and pray for our church, our community, and beyond!

Child Dedication: Next Sunday, we will have a child dedication, including Peter & Autumn Baudhuin (Penelope), Brian & Hillary Osterday (Wyatt), and Josh & Bethany Doorenbos (Joshua Charles). If you are interested in participating in the dedication, please speak with Pastor Jeff.

All-Church Potluck Next Sunday: Come one, come all (and invite your neighbors) to our All-Church Potluck meal next Sunday, June 3, following Fellowship Time (serving around Noon). Please bring two of the following to share: main dish, side dish, dessert. Group 2 will be responsible for the kitchen for this event.

Schedule Changes: With the dedication and potluck next Sunday, we have moved communion. We will now celebrate communion on Sunday, June 17, which is also Heritage Days weekend, so we will start our worship service at 9:00 a.m., and have no Fellowship Time following the service. This is to allow time so that people have the option to attend the community service at 10:30 a.m. in Island Park.

Help Needed Next Week—Meals on Wheels: Thank you to all who have volunteered for Meals on Wheels for this coming week! There are still some open slots next week (June 4-8), for anyone who is able to help. Please see the sign-up sheet on the lobby table. If you would like further information, please e-mail the church at

FRED Sr Schedule: FRED Sr will meet every other Sunday at 8:00 p.m., starting June 10 and ending August 19.

New Snack Sign-up: Responsibility for bringing snacks is no longer assigned by work groups. Instead, for those who attend Fellowship Time, please make sure the sign-up sheet is filled in each month. Store-bought snacks are welcome!

Sermon Outline & Discussion Questions

Title: Playground or Battleground?

Text:Matthew 28:18-20

1.As the church we must understand the _____________ and _____________ aspects of the Kingdom of God. (Matthew 4:17;
6:10; 12:28; 25:34; 28:20; Romans 14:17; 1 Corinthians 15:50)
2.As the church we are to proclaim the gospel of the kingdom of God as manifested in Christ Jesus through all our ___________ and ____________. (Matthew 4:23; 6:9-13; 28:18-20; Mark 1:39)

3.As the church we must not be rosy _________________, nor despairing _________________, but faithful _________________. (Matthew 24:14; 28:18-20; Romans 11:36)

Discussion Questions

1.What stood out to you in the service today?

2.Should we, as a church, view the world as our playground or battleground? Why?

3.Why is it important to use both words and deeds when proclaiming the kingdom of God?

4.According to the message, what does it mean to be a faithful realist as opposed to a rosy optimist or despairing pessimist?

5.How does the Lord want you to apply what you learned today? Who does the Lord want you to minister to today? This week?